11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Brett Kobernik
Observation Date: 
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Avalanche Date: 
Friday, December 25, 2015
Region: 
BBQ Bowl
Location Name or Route: 
BBQ Bowl in Pleasant Creek
Elevation: 
10100
Aspect: 
Northeast
Trigger: 
Natural
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Width: 
3/4 mile
Vertical: 
1000
Comments: 

Here is a photo from a distance on Dec 31 after 5 to 7 inches of snow fell on top of the bed surface.

Comments: 

Here are some closer photos after the east wind event that occurred on Jan 1, 2016.  The wind has stripped all of the new low density snow off the bed surface.  It may have blown some of the facets out of there also.

Comments: 

This was a massive avalanche that snapped off a bunch of good sized trees and also 'flagged' (broke branches) trees up to around 30 feet in the air.

Comments: 

Below is a photo of a couple of trees that were snapped off about 25 feet above the ground.  Perhaps just the wind blast ahead of the avalanche did it.

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